Situated in central Lincoln, in the riverside north east corner of Brayford Pool is The Royal William IV, dating back over 170 years in an area with a history going back considerably longer. Traces of late Iron Age occupation dating from the 1st century BC were noted during excavations in 1972.
Today the Royal William IV is a traditional Lincolnshire pub with a great selection of beers & wines, serving classic pub food in a friendly atmosphere.
There is a large sitting area outside in the warmer months, right alongside the Brayford Pool.
Everyone is welcome.
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Lincoln sites proudly on the very popular Brayford waterfront - overlooking the boats and Lincoln landscape.
The hotel offers 115 well appointed modern and spacious guest rooms with 750 square metres of flexible, contemporary meeting & events space.
Of the 115 rooms 8 of which are spacious studio suites each with a balcony and views of the Brayford Pool or Lincoln Cathedral. Each room has both work desk and lounge space with flat-screen TV's and Wi-Fi internet.
From small informal meetings to 250 delegate seminars and dinners, all the contemporary meeting and event space benefits from natural daylight. In addition the hotel has a stunning rooftop bar & restaurant accessed by a panoramic feature lift. The hotel also provides an on-site gym boasting the latest in cardiovascular and fitness equipment.
The Rest Boutique Hotel is set in an amazing location, tucked away on award winning cobbled street in the heart of the Historic Bailgate district. The Rest is the most central of hotels in Lincoln to stay in for Lincoln University, Cathedral, Castle and City Centre.
All rooms are ensuite and have their own private outside entrances, offering the independence of a luxury private hideaway with all the benefits of a cosy boutique hotel including plentiful breakfast options and a friendly team on hand to greet you and assist with your stay.
When you stay at Charlotte House Hotel in Lincoln you're more than just a customer - you're our guest. Whether travelling on business or leisure, the warm welcome makes it the perfect place for everyone.
Charlotte House resides directly opposite Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. Surrounded by 8 acres of landscaped gardens, the complex also houses the Sir Joseph Banks tropical conservatory with its extensive collection of exotic plants and water features, and John Dawber gardens.
With 14 unique rooms and suites and a choice of contemporary or traditional to choose from theres something to suit everyones taste.
The Lincoln Hotel is popular for weddings ceremonies, receptions, parties and rooms. We have packages to suit all needs.
Looking for landmarks, attractions and places to go nearby - here's a few ideas to warm you up.
Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Enjoy spectacular views across Lincolnshire from our completed Medieval Wall Walk. Visit the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault and see one of only four remaining original Magna Carta along side the Charter of the Forest. Immerse yourself in the lives of prisoners and their daily routines in the Victorian Prison and see the unique separate system chapel. 1000 years of history - where it happened. Winter Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00 Summer Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
An absolute must for the children and the Christmas loving adults too! The big switch on is always exciting and it splits into three:
Christmas Lights at Lincoln St Marks Shopping Centre
Music, Entertainment and fun from 4:45pm with the big switch on at (drum roll.....) 6:30pm. Hosting is LincsFMs very own John Marshall and for the Swtich On you'll see on stage the cast of Lincoln's Christmas Panto from The Drill Hall, who this year are performing Cinderella (Ohhh yes they are...).
Christmas Lights on Lincoln High St
Also starting at 4:45pm with a procession including the mayor at 6:40pm and the big switch on at 7:10pm, so for the very keen, you can see both if you hurry! The high street entertainment is hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the switch on itself is hosted by none other than the lovely Melinda Messenger, who is starring in this years New Theatre Royal panto of Robin Hood.
Christmas Lights in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping Centre
Dancing, Singing and performances/entertainment will also be held in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping centre from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to meet Melinda Messenger (autographs and photos) too!
The Lincoln Collection museum and gallery will host a special collection to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Collection Museum and the Usher Gallery will be home to treasures from London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery from October 5 to January 5 (2020).
You'll be able to see the first-ever Christmas card, paintings by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Queen Victoria's favourite artist and chief portraitist of the Royal family, and, the unique 12th-century Gloucester Candlestick.